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Anantha Heritage Hotel
Ranked #13 of 80 Hotels in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A small individual style hotel.”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is a small hotel of about six rooms in a well maintained villa in the old "ville noir" district of Pondicherry. The building has character with large simply furnished rooms. The bathroom was clean and had all amenities. The bed was comfortable and of good size. The staff were helpful, polite and pleasant, making our stay very enjoyable.
There was wi-fi available in our room, at no extra charge.
Meals were cooked to order, and very good they were too, but for dinner you had to tell the cook in advance so that he could buy in fresh supplies. Meals were served on the roof terrace under an open sided roof giving protection from sun and rain. There are views from the terrace into the nearby temple.
Despite being in the middle of the town it was very quiet in our rooms and even on the terrace, bird song was the most prevalent noise.
There are no additional facilities such as swimming pool, gym or business centre.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Basil M
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Mr.Basil Minor
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Anantha heritage is a small property with few rooms. Very well maintained....nice neat and beautiful place to stay with your family. The staff was very friendly. All the facilities were as promised.
Only negative was its location. its distance was not walkable from any of the tourist places in town. even for the beach we had to take an auto.
but if you are on a relaxed holiday...go for it :) :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Toshika G
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We got the exact feeling of coming back home whenever we entered the place. The architecture, location and the simplicity took us back to our yester years. I think the owner of the location has choosen two excellent people to make it the best, one being the architect of the building and second is Fredrick.

Breakfast was one of the best we had. The upma served was just out of this world. There was no menu at the place, but when Fredrick informed us that they can cook whatever we need and when I ordered for the dinner, the food was just made to perfection and it was completely our choice.

Staff here is always with a smile on the face, Raju and Cyril are more than happy to take all our requests. At times we were feeling like over pampered kids in granny's place.

Overall a great experience for us. Would reccomend this place for anyone who is visiting pondicherry without a blink.

If we ever make our own hotel, I would surely contact Fredrick to be the manager of the place :D

Room Tip: Room on Firstfloor, facing the temple.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Kiranpradhan
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Mr.Kiran Sir.
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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Mumbai
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

It is one of those places which leave you feeling refreshed as you leave. The sheer homeliness of the place makes you feel nostalgic and yearn for staying back more. I think the staff is the star attraction of the place and Fredrick does great job of playing as perfect host.

The rooms are huge by any standard and the old world furniture adds to the charm. Its relatively far from the nearest (rocky) beach but makes up for it by offering value for money by being reasonably priced.

Food is of special mention as we found breakfasts to be thoroughly fulfilling. Though they don't have a regular restaurant service but serve lunch and dinner if asked for 2 hours in advance. We liked their Chettinad chicken and fish curry. The veg food can be a bit letdown for North Indian tastes but overall again its a great value for money.

Would like to specially thank the staff for taking all our requests with a smile as we never felt we have been left unattended.


Keep it up Fredrick !

Chetan Kapoor

Room Tip: Would suggest to pick the 1st floor rooms facing the temple, they a have better view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank chetank
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Mr. Chetan sir
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
Level 5 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed a short week recently. And it was excellent. The service is as sharp and obliging as ever you could wish. The building and the atmosphere has a lovely old-fashioned feel. The food they make is excellent. But beware of massive portions!! And, if you're not Indian, you might have to point out that you do like the proper spiciness (first few suppers I had was devoid of it - still tasty though.)
One of truly great things about the room was the bed. This may be the most comfortable mattress I've encountered in any hotel room. Haven't slept like this since I was a lad!

Grievances are trifling: No fridge in the room - which the awesome Sir Fredrick of course instantly mended by saying I should treat the kitchen as my own and use theirs (would still be a nice feature though.)
Wifi was not really available in the room except for precious short bursts. Supposedly, it works better in reception area.

Oh, and speaking of Fredrick, be sure to ask him about transfers and taxis and the like. My return journey to Chennai was cheaper then the fasttrack I used to get there. In fact, I'm sure the man would able to get anything you need at the best rate around. Thought of asking for a lazy tiger to purr gently beside the bed as I went to sleep. I'm sure that would be quite possible.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Th0maz
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Mr. Thomas
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I chose this place for 2 reasons:[1] I was taking my parents and wanted them to experience a heritage property [2] in my search for one, I found Anantha to have had the best reviews from all those who have visited it. I must say it has been a fantastic stay (Feb 2014); Fredrick & his team are all so polite and eager to assist and ensure you are comfortable. Location is perfect for the sight seeing though of course parking is a big constraint. The rooms are spacious and clean. I only wish they had a better option when an extra bed is required rather than placing a mattress on the floor. The food was prepared fresh after taking our order; simple and tasty meals. The service, starting from the warm welcome was exceptional. The entire staff was outside waving us off when we left and we carry some fond memories of the trip. My parents were also very comfortable and enjoyed the trip more so because of this. A big thank you to the team! And a sorry for the delayed feedback...hope to be back again soon.

Room Tip: I preferred the room we had...facing the temple on the top floor. The ones to the street might be a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank SmithaK
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Mrs. Smitha Madam
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The size of the rooms at Anantha will amaze you. The rooms are HUGE and spacious and impeccably clean. No amount of words are enough for this place. The service is brilliant and the staff is always there to help you, always with a warm smile. Even when we walked in at 11 pm there was someone at the door waiting to ask us about our day and what we would like for breakfast the next morning. The breakfast is great too, they will not make you feel like a customer in a restaurant but a guest in their home and they will bring you anything you ask for at any odd hours (however, I hope people do not take advantage of their caring nature). The dosas deserve special attention. Mr. Gomez will be happy to arrange a bicyle or scooty for you. The coffee is delicious.

But the main attraction of Anantha is the great rooms and the service. I could not have asked for more. Although a small heritage hotel, Anantha offers you an experience at par with a five star, and maybe more, because of the personal touch.

it is in the tamil quarters and not white town, so if somebody is looking for a quintessential french stay, this is not the place for you. however, white town is only a 15 min walk to white town and a short 5 min bike ride away

Room Tip: Take the smaller standard room. Its extremely cute and different from the rest
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank thesunalsorises2014
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FREDDYGOMEZ900396652, Manager at Anantha Heritage Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Greeting from Anantha Heritage Hotel pondicherry!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.
Your valuable feedback regarding your stay with us is highly appreciated and the time taken
to provide us with these details is of utmost importance to us.
We thank you for all the positives pointed out in the review and we will share these with our
team.
Our team is very glad to hear that you enjoyed the services provided by the hotel and would
like to thank you for your positive comments about your experience at Anantha Heritage
Hotel Pondicherry. These are certainly going to be very encouraging and motivating
especially for the Team. It is always reassuring to learn that our efforts are being noted by
those whom we count on the most, "Our Guests".
Guest satisfaction is a high priority for us, an area that we repeatedly train on and follow up,
in an effort to sustain a high level of service throughout the hotel .
Thank you once again for your feedback. we look forward to welcoming you back to Anantha
Heritage.Hotel
Thanks and Regards
Fredrick Gomez
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Property: Anantha Heritage Hotel
Address: 96 Rue Perumal Koil, Pondicherry 605001, India
Region: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 80 Hotels in Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Anantha Heritage Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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